Saturday, January 16, 2010
Friday, April 3, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
The Nightmare That Is Sandy Mac Underwear
And why would it be cute to see a toddler in his underwear skating on thin ice?
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Baby Midget Velvet Grip Hose Supporter
The ad was found in a 1921 issue of Modern Priscilla.
Monday, December 8, 2008
Trouble Keeping Your Hose Up?
Monday, December 1, 2008
1921 Doll Lamp
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Ida Sweet As Apple Cider
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Correcting Ill-Shaped Noses At Home
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Steal a twig,
Stork loves babies small and big.
But, oh, isn't the illustration lovely!
In Tales Told in Holland, edited by Olive Beaupre Miller, illustrated by Maud and Miska Petersham, part of the My Travelship series, published by The Book House for Children, Chicago, copyright 1926.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Pussy Doesn't Love The Canary For Its Song
Maybe the kid's only creepy for being on the card. Maybe you don't think he's creepy at all. But I'm pretty certain he's the 1920's version of a goth graffiti artist. But in any case, I found the vintage postcard well worth the $1.
Postmarked 1921; SB postcard number s.204.
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Book Boards At School
Inside the front board, the illustration features "John Tards" at a streetlight, looking quite drunk. The streets appear to be cobblestone -- or uniformly lumpy. The city backdrop is darn-near a big city skyline.
On the front free end, beneath the title "Economic of Fr nk Jones" (a teacher, perhaps?), several comic versions of a man's face (also one lady) and the very stylized full-view (from the side) of one man.
These could be attempts to draw very popular comics at the time, but they still please me greatly.
The doodles are presumed to have been made by the former owner, Gordon A. Martin, a university student & an Alpha Psi Delta member (at whatever university was in Grand Forks, North Dakota, at that time).